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Titanic Centennial Memorial
Topics: Maritime Monuments and Memorials, Disaster Memorials
GPS: N42° 07.260; W072° 33.858
A memorial to the victims of the Titanic disaster is located in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield, MA
On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and in memory of the 1,517 people who died in this maritime disaster, the Titanic Historical Society has erected a black granite memorial in Springfield's Oak Grove Cemetery. The monument was conceived by Paul A. Phaneuf, a member of the Titanic Historical Society, which is has its headquarters in the nearby Indian Orchard section of Springfield.
The 6' high by 7' long and 2' wide memorial has the image of the Titanic laser etched on one side. Underneath is inscription:
The back of the memorial contains the emblem of the Titanic Historical Society and is inscribed:
Royal Mail Steamer TITANIC
and Springfield passengers, Milton C. Long and Jane Carr
on the 100th Anniversary April 15, 1912
May the memory of Titanic be preserved forever
"Nearer, My God, to Thee"
Erected by the Titanic Historical Society, Inc., Indian Orchard, Massachusetts